- 07/13/20071 comments
Do you know what the middle verse of the Old Testament is? Its 2 Chronicles 20:17: You will not have to fight in this battle. This is a significant verse and not just because its the middle point of the Old Testament. Its significant because of what it says to those of us fighting a battle.
Your mind is a special gift from God. It can potentially store 100 trillion thoughts. And it is a tool that God wants to use in your ministry to fulfill his purposes.1 comments
It is almost a cliché at Saddleback that growing churches require growing leaders. If you dont take in truth, you cant give it out. As ministry leaders we use a lot of different methods to keep growing. We attend conferences. We find mentors. We listen to podcasts. But one of my favorite ways to grow as a leader is to read.
The longer youre a believer, the less you think like an unbeliever. After you come to Christ, your interests and values change.
Last week, I shared with you nine ideas about how to motivate yourself for a particular ministry task. In this article Ill give you nine more ideas.
Motivation is contagious. I never try to motivate other people. I only worry about motivating myself. When Im motivated, I know others will catch my enthusiasm.
One of the most helpful habits you can develop as a preacher is to become a collector. Ive been a collector for years, and it has made my preaching much more effective. Im not talking about a hobby.